RA Z I EH DI VA N I 'S P ORT FOLI O / School of Architecture & Urbanism, Shahid Beheshti university, Tehran, Iran / No.01, West Shahrooz, Doostan St, Tavanir St, Tehran, Iran / Postal Code: 1434975131 / Email: razieh.divani@Yahoo.com / Phone: +989357892929 / Since 2008
ACADEMIC FIRST THREE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS / ROOF MODELING/ NEFAR MODELING/LANDSCAPE DESIGNING PROJECTS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 4 / FAMILY HOUSE & PRIVATE OFFICE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 5 / POLYCLINIC ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 6 / THE HARLEM EDGE COMPETITION: COMPLEX BUILDING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 7 / TECHNICAL DESIGN OF THE HARLEM EDGE BUILDING THESIS / HIGHSCHOOL
professional INTERIOR DESIGN / MA INSURANCE RESIDENTIAL BUIDING / SHIAN projects HAGHANI TOD COMPLEX BUILDING
SAFA MOSQUE SALEH HOUSE
ART OF ENGINEERING WORKSHOP / MINIMUM SURFACE &SEASHELLS GRASSHOPPER MODELING PROJECT certificates WORKSHOP OF PARAMETRIC DESIGN & workshops UN HABITAT WORKSHOP / THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD HABITAT DAY BY NADER ARDALAN FIFTH INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP/ SEMINAR BY PROFESSOR HOMA FARJADI AND AR ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE
artworks SKETCHES PHOTOGRAPHY FASHION DESIGNING
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Spring 2012 - presentation about Expressionism in the history of contemporary architecture under supervision of Professor L. Etezadi - Researching about space frame structure with Hurmazd Hendi under supervision of Professor S. Mashayekh Faridani Fall 2011 - winter 2012 - presentation about particular district of Tehran for urban design elective course under supervision of Professor J. Pakzad Fall 2009 - Researching about Vila Savoye lecurbosier and making the model under supervision of Professor N. Sadeghipay with Setareh Mohamamdpour, Saba Yazdjerdi - Researching about Shafagh Academy – designer Kamran Diba – with Setareh Mohammadpour, Saba Yazdjerdi to obtain more data and criteria for designing an academy under supervision of Professor N. Sadeghipey - Cooperating in measuring and mapping out Saleh House of Kashan – one of the oldest houses of Kashan- for the 1st time Preserved in Archive of department of Architecture of Shahid Beheshti university with Setareh Mohammadpour, Saba Yaz-
Education September 2008 / May 2013: Bachelor degree in architectural engineering GPA: 15.43/20, Shahid Beheshti University, department of architecture and urban design, Tehran, Iran September 2004 / May 2008: High school diploma, specialty in mathematics and physics at Bahar elam amoozan high school Educational Interests - Architectural Design and construction - Architecture Technology - Sustainable Design - Parametric Design - Illumination Design
Personal information Date of Birth / July 27th 1990 Place of Birth / Tehran, Iran
research studies Fall 2012 - winter 2013 - Researching about rural architecture under supervision of Professor Miri - Researching about history of Islamic architecture- Safa Mosque of Isfahan for the 1st time under supervision of Professor K. Hajighasemi - Researching about environment of Ardestan city of Iran, and sustainability in this region for my thesis under supervision of Professor F. Ahmadi
djerdi for the north part under supervision of Professor Z. Taghi Spring 2009 - Cooperating in making Nefar construction under supervision of Professor S. Mirriyahi Winter 2008 - Researching about relation of architecture and music with Setareh Mohammadpour under supervision of Professor Tahbaz International competition Fall 2011 - winter 2012 - Participation in Harlem Edge Competition and researching about different aspects of New York city and sustainable design with Setareh Mohammadpour , Ranked the best 100 participants of 1000 entrants under supervision of Professor B. Adibzadeh Conferences and workshops 2012 / Fifth international architecture workshop/seminar by Professor Homa Farjadi 2012 / Workshop of parametric design by Ramin Safari Rad , published in AR architecture magazine 2011 / Cooperating in making thousand of paper cranes in school of architecture- Shahid Beheshti Uni-
Arabic – familiar Extra curriculum activities Photography / - 2011 / Multi art works exhibition of school of architecture – Shahid Behehsti University - 2010 / Photography exhibition of school of architecture - Shahid Beheshti University - 2009 –The best photos of school of architecture exhibition- Shahid Beheshti University Skills and professions Proficient in Autodesk, AutoCAD 2009- 2012 software - 2009 / Shoka coffee shop photography competiProficient in Autodesk, 3DMAX 2009- 2013 software tion and VRAY 1.5 SP3 Drawing abstracts and sketches Fashion designing / Proficient in Autodesk, Revit 2013 software -June 2011/ Summer show Proficient in Google SketchUp 7-8 -February 2012 / Fall & winter show Proficient in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Expert in Microsoft Office Word, Power point, and -December 2012 / Fall & winter group show with Excel 2007-2013 sculpture & accessories Playing music / Familiar with Rhinoceros 4.0 -2000 / present: Playing Ney / Daf / Tonbak Iranian Familiar with Grasshopper traditional instruments / Guitar Proficient in model making and hand drafting Photography Traveling / Most places of Iran , Dubai , Turkey Fashion designing Sports / Swimming, spinning, jogging, tennis
versity 2011 / UN HABITAT WORKSHOP on the occasion of the world habitat day by Nader Ardalan 2011 / Cooperating with Art of Engineering Workshop ( AEW) in seashell modeling by grasshopper 2009 / Cooperating with Art of Engineering Workshop ( AEW) in Minimum Surface project
- Designing façade of Ghods complex building June 2011- August 2011: Internship at Baftshahr and architecture consulting En. Co. June 2010 - August 2010: Internship at Avgoon architecture and urban design company – cooperating in mapping out facades of buildings of Nazi Abad district for reconstruction
Work Resume May 2013- Present: Working as an architect in STUDIO H architecture and urban design company. CEO and Founder Amir Hossein Hemmati - Cooperating in collecting data, designing plans, 3Dmodeling, rendering of Haghani TOD Complex Building Competition / Ranked 1st - 3D modeling and rendering of Pariz residential building - Designing façade and plans of Shian Residential buiding - Designing and 3Dmodeling of Khakzad Villa - Designing lobby and amfi theatre of MA Insurance - Designing façade and plans of Mohammadshahr residential- commercial building - Administrator of renovation of Velenjak real estate - Interior designing of Farhang administrative building
Language Farsi – native English – fluent 01
LANDSCAPE DESIGNING I n s t ru c t or / M. Badiei Spring 2010 / 3rd semester De s cri p t i on / We had to design the comfortable landscape for the roof of the building that we had designed the interior place of this roof during the last term.
nefar modeling In struct or / Saiid Mir-riyahi Team work / Razieh Divani, Setareh Mohammadpour, Saba Yazdjerdi, Farzaneh Bozorgi, Shaghayegh Goltarash Spring 2009 / 2nd semester
FIRST THREE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS
De s cription / Nefar is a traditional structure built in farms for collecting foods, resting, and keeping from animals. This project was made by Russian wood.
Descri pt i on / This was the final project of the pre-arc design 1. We had to choose the “roof”, which was designed and built by a prominent architect, and simulate the small model of that project. Our group decided to select the “PAUL KLEE ZENTRUM” by “Renzo ROOF MODELING Piano” after searching and looking a lot. Goals of modeling a roof I nst ruct or / Ali Alaei are learning search methods, also T ea mwork / Razieh becoming familiar with famous Divani, Setareh mohammad- architects and their projects. We pour, Shaghayegh goltarash built this roof by plexiglass, wire, Fall 2008 / 1ST semester and iron net. 02
Loca tion / Darband, Tehran, Iran In s tru ct or / Saiid Mirriyahi Fall 2010 / 5th Semester De s crip t i on / In this project, I had to design a residential house for my own family contained the private office. My primary purpose was emphasizing on separation of zones with different functions to bring the happiness, tranquility, balance, etc. to members of the family. For this aim, I decided to design seperate levels for office, social spaces, and private zone. According to the topography of darband district, I could divide the building into different levels. Also, all buildings in this area were private residential houses in 2 or 3 levels. Furthermore, darband district has a very beautiful and green landscape. So, upstairs prepared comfortable places to arrange some balconies.
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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 4 / FAMILY HOUSE & PRIVATE OFFICE
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Loca tion / Haghani highway, Tehran, Iran / In s tru ct or / V.Pour Keramati Spring 2011 / 6TH Semester De s crip t i on / To design a polyclinic, the first step was going to some hospitals to collect data about spaces and requirements of clinics. Subsequently, I looked for a site to fulfill needs of polyclinic designing from the accessibility aspect. I found a ground in Haghani Highway which made my project more accessible. Also, I decided to design some places not needing natural light in the underground level. Moreover, I used the checkered paper to design a regular and logical plan. After that, I played with my cubic forms to attain my goals and appropriate plans and forms. A patio in the center of the building helped all the spaces around to become bright and attractive.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 6 / POLYCLINIC
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SU STAI NAB LE I SLAND Locati on / Hudson River, New York, US In struct or / B. Adibzadeh TEAM WORK / Razieh Divani, Setareh Mohammadpour Fall 2011 / 7th Semester Com p eti t i on bri ef / The Harlem Edge/ Cultivating Connections competition will explore the redevelopment of the decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located in the Hudson River at 135th Street. The site offers the opportunity to engage the local Harlem community with the waterfront, and echoes recent efforts by New York City to reclaim the waterfront for non-industrial use, as included Department of City Planning in its Vision 2020, the Comprehensive Waterfront Action Plan for New York City. P ROJ ECT PURPOSES: •public access to the city waterfront •means in which urban agriculture can be introduced into the community •creative programming and its ability to stimulate economic activity •sustainability
In this semester our professor chose this competition for our architecture design, and we participate in this competition. Our main goal was preserving the old structure, because demolishing the structure caused more contamination that was in opposite with project purposes. So, we had the ramp connected the station to the wharf, and the E shape structure. Our design was divided into three parts to become suitable for the old structure. The middle part lifted up to the second floor to create the picturesque frame of Harlem River. So we attract all people by the beautiful scene which was finished with the stage for feeding birds. The whole shape of the project was a ship in the middle of the river. By designing curves in the roof, we decided to show the feeling of aspiration and flying to the pick. This concept would help us to invite more and more people.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 5 / THE HARLEM EDGE COMPETITION: COMPLEX BUILDING
Basic Idea: Preserving Structure
The ramp has the view of the river
Connect the buildings by the symbolic bridge
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Change the previous form to be soft
The project provided the reasonable natural cycle made it sustainable. River could be the best source to produce water, electricity, and food. Also, some marine animals â€œoystersâ€? played a vital role in water filtration naturally, and ultimately this water could be used for hydroponic agriculture which was produced in the second floor and ate in restaurants. Furthermore, remain of foods of the restaurant was given to the birds and marine animals. Moreover, green way in the shore brought health and happiness to the project. Sustainable Island had this quality to ship healthy foods produced there, to other places. Ship station was designed by a ramp under the old ramp. In sum, all of these activities performed to help all people especially poor people to become healthy and happy, and also improve the quality of living by inviting them to Sustainable Island, interacting with people from different cultures and beliefs, and learning important materials free!All of these natural resources fulfilled our demands to create the nutrition charity in this place more creative and more usable. At the end of the term we held an exhibition in the university. Most of the professors came to visit our projects, and they encouraged us to attend these kinds of projects more. Also the university appreciated us for introducing this project to the university.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 6 / THE HARLEM EDGE COMPETITION: COMPLEX BUILDING
http://www.enyacompetitions.org/2012/entrants.html Ourgroup project was chosen in the first 100 entrants.
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Location / Hudson River, New York, US In s tru ct or / B. Adibzadeh TE A M W ORK / Razieh Divani, Setareh Mohammadpour Spring 2012 / 8th Semester
de s crip t i on / In this term we had to change the conceptual project of the last semester to comprehensive and technical project including mechanical, electrical, and structural plans and details. Due to our design, we had to search for new and modern details, for instance spider glasses, space frame roofs, etc.
roof spaceframe sructure
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 7 / TECHNICAL DESIGN OF THE HARLEM EDGE BUILDING
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space frame facade details
Loca tion / Ardestan, Isfahan, Iran In s tru ct or / Farhad Ahmadi Fall 2012 / 9th Semester COMPOSING TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH In my final project, I decided to design a high school for students of a remote place. I found a site in ARDESTAN city where has minimum facilities and people suffer from lack of schools. On the other hand, this city has special and ancient environment, for instance ARDESTAN JAME MOSQUE, so many special canals, air traps, and central yards that gave me some particular opportunities and values.
Perforated continuate shell
thesis / highschool
First floor, students are completely seperated from office zone
Base of the central yard
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I decided to invite local people to build this high school. For this purpose, I chose local materials like brick that gave me the chanceto design a perforated shell According to the warm and dry weather, I arranged the central yard that was placed in the underground level. Also I designed perforated walls were continuously connected to the central yard and made a shell to cover the building, like canals that shells caused them to have the pleasant ventilation. I myself believe that schools must have attractive and happy environment. Also, students must feel relaxed. So, I changed the traditional form of classes and separated every class by determining single cubes for single class. So, students have no boundary but a perforated shell with the yard. Moreover, I completely separated the administrative zone and class zone to make students comfortable and relax and nothing distract them from studying.
thesis / highschool
Light Radiation along classes
Loca tion / Isfahan, Iran In s tru ct or / Kambiz Haji Ghasemi TE AM W ORK / Razieh Divani, Setareh Mohammadpour Fall 2012 / 9th Semester description / SAFA MOSQUE is one of the oldest mosques of ISFAHAN, IRAN. This building has never studied before. For history of lslamic architecture course, we decided to travel to ISFAHAN to collect essential information for preparing an article about this building. As a team work, we investigate all colorful tiles and writings on them to discover the exact date of construction. Also, the group of entrance elements plays a vital role in Islamic architecture to connect the outdoor and indoor of the building. We search about the relations of the spaces. For instance, spaces become narrower and smaller as much as you become closer to the indoor from the entrance door. Moreover, central yard is considerably essential to prepare light for rooms which are around the yard. Furthermore, there are verandas in north and south of the yard which help the yard to consider deeper and longer than reality. Every element in this mosque indicates the most important role in Islamic architecture. So, studying this mosque really helped us to broaden the horizon of our view.
research studies / SAFA MOSQUE
Loca tion / Kashan, Iran In s tru ct or / Zahra Taghi te am w ork Fall 2009 / 3rd Semester de s crip t i on / SALEH HOUSE which is one of the oldest traditional houses of one of the most historical city of IRAN had not been mapped out since fall 2009. As a team work, we traveled to KASHAN, measured all the building including ground floor, underground floor, verandas, central yard, labyrinth, etc. took a lot of pictures, and drew some sketches from different views. My group particularly focused on north part of the house. Eventually, all members connected their maps and the whole group could prepare all plans, elevations, and sections of this building for the first time. All these maps are collected and preserved in the archives of SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY.
research studies / SALEH HOUSE
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Locati on / Vanak, Tehran, Iran M AN AGER AND ARCHI T ECT / Amirhossein Hemmati COM P ANY / Studio H Architecture & Design company Summer 2013 descript i on / This project was to design the interior of the MA insurance which is one of the most important insurance companies of IRAN. The client wanted us to design the luxury place. My contribution in this project was to design the lobby and theatre hall, choose materials, also 3Dmodeling and rendering these rooms. I chose reflective materials like stone and shiny woods. Also, I used the logo of this company to design a pattern for the walls behind the reception desk in lobby.
wooden wall pattern
INTERIOR DESIGN / MA INSURANCE
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Location / Shian, Tehran, Iran MANAGER AND ARCHITECT / Amirhossein Hemmati COM PA N Y / Studio H Architecture & Design company Summer 2013 de s cri p t i on / It was the residential building that studio H Company had to design every part of that. My role in this project was to design the faรงade, 3d Modeling, and vray rendering. I decided to use wood in faรงade due to my client interest and the natural beauty of this material. Moreover, I composed stone and green plants to take the building out of being monotonous. Finally, adding some spot lights completely indicated the material and form of the faรงade even at nights.
RESIDENTIAL BUIDING / SHIAN
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Location / Haghani highway, Tehran, Iran MANAGER AND ARCHITECT / Amirhossein Hemmati COM PA N Y / Studio H Architecture & Design company Spring 2013 de s cri p t i on / This project was the big competition that our company could win the 1st place. Total area of this project is 411820 m2 and divided into 4 main parts: • Parking zone: 217000 m2 • Commercial zone: 90396 m2 • Administrative zone: 40342 m2 • Hotel: 14458 m2 I entered the project after the competition and for making the concept more comprehensive. My contribution in this project was to Collect data in all essential subjects and making diagrams, Edit plans of northwest part and design and edit plans of southwest part, Design food courts, restaurants, and coffee shops of southwest part Design, 3Dmodel, and Vray rendering administrative shops, Design, 3Dmodel,and Vray rendering commercial voids, Vray rendering and post rendering of most renders from interior and exterior by photoshop
HAGHANI TOD COMPLEX BUILDING
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foodcourt restaurants floor plan
MINIMUM SURFACE Location / AEW, Shahid beheshti university instructor / Sayid Mashayekh Faridani Fall 2009 / 3rd Semester
de s cription / This project was decided to build a full scale example of a membrane structure that was 3.7m*3.7m in plan and a height of 3.2m. This structure included the external system of cables and internal membrane system. A steel space frame structured made up of steel tubes with fabricated end connections and a system of cable structures. The pattern of a p.v.c coated polyester membrane was found through simple experimental form finding techniques such as soup bubble. The exhibition’s final p.v.c coated polyester membrane was calculated, cut, and later tested and installed by “DIBA INSTITUTE OF TENSILE STRUCTURES”
ART OF ENGINEERING WORKSHOP T H E A RT OF ENGI NEERI NG WORK SH OP / Under the inspirations that nature plays a vital role to create forms, approximately two decades ago the art of engineering workshop and research program of the school of architecture of SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY was founded. Today under the supervision and scholastic guidance of Professor Saeed Mashayekh Faridani and participation and effort of some of the school’s most talented students, the AEW has been able to organize workshops, seminars, international architectural digital dialogues, etc.
SEASHELLS GRASSHOPPER MODELING PROJECT Location / AEW, Shahid beheshti university instructor / Saeed Mashayekh Faridani Fall 2011 / 7th Semester descri pt i on / The purpose of this research is to analyze complex geometrical forms found in seashells through mathematical formulation, and to use their potentials in architectural design through generative modeling. In this project, seashells are modeled by defining a special parametric spiral curvature using Grasshopper software. For the ease of construction and to create an architectural space, the bivalve’s seashell structure was chosen as the final model. My contribution in this project was to make invitation cards designed by Grasshopper software too.
WORKSHOP OF PARAMETRIC DESIGN Location / AR Architecture Magazine, Tehran, Iran instructor / Ramin Safari Rad Summer 2012 de s cri p t i on / In this workshop which was lasted 4 days, we tried to understand the concept of parametric design. We created different models by using different materials like needles, cubes, rectangular forms, spaghetti, and papers. During all these 4 days we continuously discussed about methods of famous architects in using parametric design or talked about buildings built by this method. At the end of every part of the workshop all members gather together to discuss about otherâ€™s designs.
other w orkshops
FIFTH INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP/ SEMINAR BY PROFESSOR HOMA FARJADI AND AR ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE
UN HABITAT WORKSHOP / THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD HABITAT DAY BY NADER ARDALAN
photography / fashion design
Published on Jan 11, 2014